What are the penalties for a DWI in Texas?

DWI

First-Offense DWI:

 

(Minor offense Class B) - punishable by a fine not exceeding $ 2,000.00,

Jail Time: 72 hours to 180 days,

Suspension of the driver's license: 90 days- 1 year,

The court can change the jail sentence and grant probation by avoiding the suspension of the license ONLY in the first offense

Possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage increases the minimum term of confinement from 3 days to 6 days for a first offense.

 

 

Second-Offense DWI:

 

(Minor offense Class A) - Punishable with a fine not exceeding $ 4,000.00,

Jail Time: 30 days-1 year

Suspension of driver's license: 180 days-2 years

 

(why does it say second office twice?-frr) Second-Offense DWI (or subsequent):

 

(Felony greater than third degree) - Punishable by a fine not exceeding $ 10,000.00

Jail Time: from 2 to 10 years

Suspension of driver's license: 180 days - 2 years,

 

  • DWI with a child under 15 years old as a passenger

 

(Felony than deserves State Prison) - Punishable by a fine not to exceed $ 10,000.00

Jail Time: 180 days to 2 years.

 

Assault Poisoning (DWI that causes serious injury):

 

(Serious crime of the third degree) - Punishable with a fine not to exceed $ 10,000.00

Jail Time in the State Penitentiary: 2-10 years

Suspension of the license: 90 days-1 year

 

 

Involuntary manslaughter due to intoxication (DWI that causes death in another person):

 

(Serious third degree crime) - Punishable with a fine not to exceed $ 10,000 USD

Confinement in the State Penitentiary: 2-10 years, and

Suspension of the license: 180 days-2 years.

 

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Revised: April 26, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
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